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Seattle weekend traffic and transit: Coffee, a 10K, and I-5 work

What’s blocking up traffic this weekend—and how to ride transit to it (or around it)

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Another weekend, another whole list of things that could disrupt getting around. Some of these events might be things you’re doing, too.

We’ve combed through the alerts and advisories from both the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to deliver transit-friendly solutions for your weekend outings.

Some of this weekend’s advisories—and transit-oriented alternate routes to events—are listed below.

Weekend events: Coffee and a 10K

The Specialty Coffee expo is going on right now and runs all weekend at the Washington State Convention Center. Multiple buses run through the Convention Station, including Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150, and 255, plus Sound Transit 550. Outside the tunnel, westbound 7, 10, 43, 47, 49, and 150 take you a block away.

Saturday morning, the Tenacious Ten 10K and 10-mile starts and ends at Gas Works Park and runs all the way around Lake Union, sometimes on trails and sometimes on streets, with a little loop up toward the Ballard Bridge for the longer route. The 31, 32, and 62 will go straight to the starting line, or take the 26 if you don’t mind walking several blocks downhill.

Via Tenacious Ten

Road work and bus service changes

With the return of #ReviveI5, Interstate 5 is going to be a mess this weekend. If your car or bus is slated to run on the freeway, leave plenty of extra time.

Northbound I-5 will be reduced to one or two lanes from 9 p.m. Friday 5 a.m. Monday all the way from the West Seattle Bridge to Olive Way—two lanes from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., then one lane the rest of the time. The express lanes will run northbound all weekend.

That means the following ramps to and from northbound I-5 will be closed: West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street/Columbian Way offramp, westbound and eastbound onramps to I-90, Dearborn Street onramp, University Street onramp, and Cherry Street onramp.

On Saturday and Sunday, Fourth Avenue will be closed closed between University Street and Olive Way for construction. This means the 41, 150, and 550 will be rerouted off Fourth and Seneca.

On Saturday, Columbia Street will be reduced to one travel lane between Second and Third from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 2 will be rerouted off Spring and Hubbell Saturday and Sunday for construction.

Note: We put immediate and new closures in this section, but not every single planned street closure appears here. Explore all 100 active SDOT projects, many of which involve street and lane closures, here. Here are Sound Transit rider alerts; here are King County Metro rider alerts.

Sports: Sounders and Call of Duty

There’s a Call of Duty game every day this weekend—esports!—and the Sounders are playing on Sunday.

The Call of Duty World League is going on all day every day this weekend at Centurylink Field Events Center. The Sounders play Minnesota at 1 p.m. Sunday at Centurylink Field.

To get to the stadiums, take Link Light Rail (the Stadium station is what it says on the label) the First Hill Streetcar, or one of a ton of bus routes from Metro, Community Transit, and Sound Transit.

Washington State Convention Center

800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 694-5000 Visit Website

Gas Works Park

2101 North Northlake Way, , WA 98103 Visit Website

CenturyLink Field

800 Occidental Avenue South, , WA 98134 Visit Website

Safeco Field

1250 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134 Visit Website